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Palawan highway expansion dubbed “environmental disaster”

A plan to expand Palawan’s national highway from two to six lanes has been dubbed an “environmental disaster”. In particular, protesters are concerned about a scenic stretch of the existing road overhung by acacia trees that form a tunnel-like canopy. An online petition to protect the trees has already gained…


Polish trekker and her guide found after going missing on Mount Kanlaon

Authorities went looking for a Polish trekker and her local guide after they went missing while hiking Mount Kanlaon in Negros Island after the steam explosion/eruption on Monday. The office of the Protected Area Superintendent (PASU) on Tuesday was able to reach 43-year-old Anna Hodson and her trained guide, Balmerie…


Marine biologists study unique ecosystem of Burias Pass

Marine scientists are coming together to study the importance of the biodiversity of Burias Pass, home to some of the rarest species in the world.  Burias pass is located between the regions of Albay and Masbate provinces. Dr Alessandro Ponzo, an Italian marine scientist and director of Large Marine Vertebrates…